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1944 Donald 2021

Donald Myles Parker

December 22, 1944 — October 15, 2021

Mr. Donald Myles Parker, 76, of Durham, died on October 15, 2021.

Donald was born in Durham to Thomas and Ruby Parker. He proudly served as a combat veteran in the US Army 82nd Airborne for 4 years.  He retired after 30 years in sales and marketing with GTE/Verizon. He was an avid reader and enjoyed relaxing with a large cigar, glass of wine and a good book. He was also a history buff. Donald will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother and friend.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Patrice Ann “Pat” Parker.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Ellen Burgess Parker; son, Grant Burgess Parker (Sheila Nguyen); stepdaughter, Gina LeMae Sefton (Keith) of Nashville, Tenn.; two brothers, Thomas Gerald “Jerry” Parker (Dottie) and Thomas Alton “Tommy” Parker both of Durham.

Funeral services with military honors will be held Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum at 2:00 p.m. Chaplain Tom Hehenberger will officiate.

Flowers are acceptable or donations Tunnel to Towers Foundation (

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